We recently purchased a Canon printer for our home. My wife's works fine because she uses a Mac.

I cannot find the drivers for the Canon MG7520 printer series printer. How does one install that particular printer so i can print it?

P.s. This is for my ubuntu 14.04 computer.


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Canon printers all seem to share the same debian driver. I test this with the Canon MG7520 printer on Ubuntu 14.04.

Printer Installation Steps

Download the debian driver found here on Canon's Website:


Extract the tar.gz file and then run the install.sh file:

tar -xvf cnijfilter2-5.00-1-deb.tar.gz
cd cnijfilter2-5.00-1-deb

Installing the scanner

The scanner can be found here: http://support-ph.canon-asia.com/contents/PH/EN/0100627102.html

Repeat the same steps:

  • Download the tar file
  • Extract
  • run ./install.sh file

After installing the scanner run:

scangearmp2 to start the scanner software. It'll scan for your scanner.


  • The link here for the printer driver 5.00 works well - however if you download the driver version 5.20 from Canon's site it seems unable to find the printer. Feb 2, 2017 at 18:51

If you want ScangearMP to appear in the Dash, you can create a .desktop file for it.

Copy the following into a text editor:

[Desktop Entry]


Name=ScanGear2 MP

Comment=Cannon's scanner software






Save the file with filename scangearmp.desktop

To use the desktop file from the Dash you will need to copy it to /usr/share/applications for any user to be able to use it (you will need administrator permissions) or to ~/.local/share/applications (where ~ means your user directory) if you just want it to be available for one user.

Source: adapted from Canon (MG 5350) scangear doesn't appear in dash

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